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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update July 25-July 31

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

August 3, 2015

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)
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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 25, 2015 to July 31, 2015. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

  • July 25: A female suicide bomber killed herself and thirteen others in Maroua, Cameroon. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • July 25: Nigerian soldiers killed twenty Boko Haram insurgents in Dikwa, Borno.
  • July 26: A female suicide bomber killed herself and twenty-one others in Damaturu, Yobe. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • July 26: The Chadian army killed thirteen Boko Haram insurgents in Medi, Chad.
  • July 26: Boko Haram kidnapped thirty in Katikine, Chad.
  • July 27: Boko Haram killed twenty-nine in Askira/Uba, Borno.
  • July 30: Five Boko Haram militants and ten civilians were killed in a clash in Gujba, Yobe.
  • July 31: Eight died in a suicide bombing in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • July 31: Unknown gunmen killed eight in Ukum, Benue.
  • July 17-31: The Chadian army claimed to have killed 117 Boko Haram militants in fighting around the island villages of Koungya, Merik­outa, Choua, and Blarigui on Lake Chad. They lost two of their own over the course of the two weeks.

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